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You can report a scam, or a problem with a trader or product, to Trading Standards by contacting the national Citizens Advice consumer service.

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Scam - it's a crime

Criminals are tricking millions of people into parting with billions of pounds every year.

These criminals are devious and will try to scam you into handing over money or personal details, like bank account information. They may even claim to be someone official like a Police Officer, a Trading Standards Officer or from HM Revenue and Customs.

You can be scammed by post, phone, email, text message, on fake websites, by adverts, by someone coming to your home or stopping you in the street.

Find out about the different types of scams and how to deal with them.

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